Rhubarb tart

Spring rhubarb is wonderfully pink and tender, so you can dispense with the poaching step and put it straight into a pastry case, with a little brown sugar before putting it in the oven. The sugar caramelizes to give an...

Beet top and feta tart

Beetroot tops are often ready in the spring before the spinach and chard, which is what gave me the inspiration for this tart. They have a nutty, earthy flavour and are also good eaten on their own as a steamed...

Nana’s fruit cake

This is my grandmother’s recipe, so very special to me. The cake is intensely fruity and moist. I sometimes make it in the evening, turning the oven off after two and a half hours and leaving it in the oven...

Beetroot chutney

Chutney is a great way of using up gluts of produce – we often have lots of beetroot in the garden at Great Dixter. This recipe is courtesy of Mary Coward, mother of Tom Coward, head gardener at Gravetye Manor.

Frozen pea and mint pesto

An excellent item for your storecupboard, pesto is great for using up gluts of produce. This recipe is perfect for using up any forgotten peas in the freezer, and it is a real taste of summer, which I hanker for in...

Toffee Apple Spritz Cocktail from Hush Heath

:: SPONSORED CONTENT :: Kick off the spring with a Toffee Apple Spritz cocktail created by Hush Heath Estate pubs. The Hush Heath Estate boasts an exquisite selection of wines and ciders all produced from fruit grown in their beautiful vineyards and apple orchards.

Caramel Griddled Apricots on Toasted Scioche

All Baker's Bicycle bread is made from scratch at their bakery, with doughs proving for 24 to 48 hours – so none of the quick-acting yeasts used in industrial bread production.

The Ultimate Easter Roast Lamb Sandwich

The only Red Tractor certified bakery in the country - because they use 100% British wheat – the Baker’s Bicycle range includes such delights as ciabatta-style panini rolls perfect for toasties, glazed brioche buns and something unique they invented: the...

Mini Moroccan Pulled Lamb Brioche Sliders

The only Red Tractor certified bakery in the country – because they use 100% British wheat – the Baker’s Bicycle range includes such delights as ciabatta-style panini rolls perfect for toasties, glazed brioche buns and something unique they invented: the...

Meringue with Chantilly Cream and Raspberries

Friends, mums and self-taught home cooks Mandy Simmonds and Anna Stanford share their family-friendly recipes on Instagram – here is their take on a romantic Valentine’s dessert.